Anna Sten (1908 – 1993) was a Russian silent film actress and Hollywood movie star.
She studied at the Russian Film Academy and joined the Moscow Art Theater.
She appeared in several Russian silent films and with the German movie “The Brothers Karamazov “(1931) Anna came to the attention of Samuel Goldwyn who was looking for a foreign-born actress that he could build up as the rival of (and possible successor to) Greta Garbo.
Anne Baxter (1923 – 1985) was an American actress.
When she was 13 she started to work at Broadway and her first movie role was in “20 Mule Team” by Richard Thorpe in 1940.
In 1946, after her role in “The razor’s edge”, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Her career continued with a role in “All About Eve” (1950) and she received a nomination for Best Actress, but did not win the Award this time.
She is most known for being Nefertari in one of the greatest movies of alltime, “The Ten Commandments” (1956).
Original vintage advertisement with caricature and autograph of Maurice Chevalier.
Maurice Auguste Chevalier (1888-1972) was a French actor and singer. He became a star of musical comedy between 20’s and 30’s.
Mary Louise Brooks (1906-1985) was a dancer, showgirl and silent film actress best known for her bobbed haircut, easily related to “flapper style”.
A fashion journalist described her with these words: ““Camellia skin, dark eyes and black silky hair, lucid like a Chinese varnish”.
She had an independent soul and after her career as an actress she started to write and paint until her death on 1985.
Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967) was a model and actress. She was named as “the girl in the red velvet swing”.
Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) was one of the best photographers of the early 20th century.
She is most known for her photographs of Native Americans and also mothers and sons.
This magazine was born in the 1920’s. The Flappers period starts after the First World War; why this name? The official reason could be that the flapper girls were “liberal” and tried to be free, as a bird who is trying to learn to fly with his wings. But the word “flap” could have negative connotations, ad “prostitute”.
The flappers wanted to do things as men did; they wanted to be independent. I admire them so much, they were really brave. And their masculine style fascinates me a lot!
The woman in the picture is Billie Dove, an American actress, painter and poet.